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Tel Aviv Notes - Contemporary Middle East Analysis
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MDC Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak analyzes the outcome of the November elections in Turkey, and argues that the Turkish people chose economic stability and security over perceived chaos, even at the expense of perceived authoritarianism.
MDC Junior Researcher Joyce van de Bildt analyzes the recent parliamentary elections held in Egypt, which were the first held since the ouster of Mohammed Morsi over two years ago.
MDC Researcher Dr. Brandon Friedman analyzes the roles of Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia in the ongoing Syrian conflict, and argues that Russia's increased military presence in Syria has placed Moscow as a pivotal regional power broker.
MDC Senior Researcher Professor Ofra Bengio discusses the current rift between the Kurdish community of Turkey and the Turkish state.
MDC Senior Researcher Prof. Eyal Zisser analyzes the implications of Russian and Iranian military intervention in Syria.
MDC Researcher Dr. Mira Tzoreff weighs the various economic and political challenges currently facing the al-Sisi government in Egypt.
MDC Senior Researcher Prof. Eyal Zisser analyses the cumulative effect of recent Syrian rebel achievements and their implications in the broader struggle for Syria.
In the July 23 issue of Tel Aviv Notes, MDC Researcher Dr. Ronen Zeidel discusses the May 2015 Islamic State offensive in Ramadi, and places the battle for Ramadi within the wider context of the current military stalemate in Iraq.
Visiting scholar Professor Ahmet K. Han examines the effects of Prime Minister Erdogan and President Davutoglu on Turkey's seemingly convoluted and opaque foreign policy.
MDC Director Prof. Uzi Rabi and Ben Mendales examine the transformative effects that the Islamic State has had on the region, primarily through their doctrine of ‘kasr al-hudud’ [shattering the borders].